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three students sorting gifts for the terp toy drive

Terp Toy Drive

Give a gift, warm a child's heart!

Our holiday drive, benefiting the City of College Park Youth and Family Services, has been making a difference in the lives of local children for 26 years.

Donate a gift by Friday, December 9 and make the holiday season brighter for a child in need.

Amazon Wish List

The Joy of Giving

Participating is easy! Purchase a gift from our Amazon wish list or drop gifts off at the nearest service desk by Friday, December 9, 2022.

Terp Toy Drive - Toys in Box

Amazon Wishlist

To purchase from Amazon wish list: 

  1. Visit the Amazon wish list page.
  2. Select the gift(s) you would like to donate and add it to your cart.
  3. Select "Terp Toy Drive c/o Donna Metz" as the delivery/shipping address.
  4. Finalize your purchase.
Amazon wish list
three students sorting gifts for the terp toy drive

Gift Drop-Off

To drop-off a gift:

  1. Visit a store that sells children's toys/items.
  2. Select the gift(s) you would like to donate. View gift suggestions by age group in our FAQs. 
  3. Purchase the gift.
  4. Drop-off the gift at any residence hall service desk.
Service desk locations

Years making a difference in the College Park community
Children receiving donated gifts during the holiday season
Gifts as our goal this year - let's do this together!

group of kids who received gifts from terp toy drive

Make a Difference

"I can't tell you how much joy it gives to the children and how much relief it gives to the parents that they'll at least have something under the tree for their children. The generosity of the University of Maryland students is incredible!"

- Peggy Higgins, former LCSW-C Director, Youth, Family and Senior Services


If you have any questions, please reach out to us at

Two of our major donation locations are elementary schools. We greatly appreciate donations in the 6-9 and 10-13 age range.

All donations make a difference. No minimum is required.

All gifts are distributed to local children and teenagers ages newborn to 18 years old by the City of College Park Youth and Family Services, Hollywood Elementary School, Paint Branch Elementary School, Pregnancy Aid Center, Healthy Families Prince George's, and Jwanzaa Youth Partnership, Inc.

Infant Toddler Ages 3-5 Ages 6-8 Ages 9-12 Ages 13-18
rattles, blankets, baby clothes stuffed toys, hard books, clothes playdough, dolls, stickers puzzles, socks & hats, notebooks action figures, board games, school supplies sport items, make-up, books

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